José Vasconcelos-Raposo

José Vasconcelos-Raposo
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro | utad · Departamento de Educação e Psicologia

Prof. Cat. PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT, EXERCISE & HEALTH

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The use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology to train professionals has increased over the years due to its advantages over traditional training. This paper presents a study comparing the effectiveness of a Virtual Environment (VE) and a Real Environment (RE) designed to train firefighters. To measure the effectiveness of the environments, a new meth...
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The main goal of this paper is to investigate the effect of different types of self-representations through floating members (hands vs. hands + feet), virtual full body (hands + feet vs. full-body avatar), walking fidelity (static feet, simulated walking, real walking), and number of tracking points used (head + hands, head + hands + feet, head + h...
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O mindfulness, enquanto processo psicológico, tem sido alvo de um interesse crescente por parte da investigação científica. O objetivo do presente estudo foi o de examinar a confiabilidade, validade fatorial e medição da invariância (fumadores e não fumadores) de uma versão portuguesa da Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale (PHLMS). Na pesquisa participa...
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Phubbing, the act of ignoring someone to use the smartphone, has been a concern because of its consequences on social interaction. The present study aims to verify the phubbing practice's impact on satisfaction with a loving relationship and intimacy. This study was a quasi-experimental, cross-sectional, and quantitative study. The sample consisted...
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The main goal of this systematic review is to synthesize existing evidence on the use of immersive virtual reality (IVR) to train professionals as well as to identify the main gaps and challenges that still remain and need to be addressed by future research. Following a comprehensive search, 66 documents were identified, assessed for relevance, and...
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The present study aimed to compare by age group, gender, competitive level, playing position and years of football practice of Mozambican footballers according to the psychological performance profile assessed by self-confidence, negative thoughts, attention, imagery, motivation, positive thoughts and competitive attitude. The sample consisted of 4...
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The goal for a virtual reality (VR) training system is to enable trainees to acquire all the knowledge they need to perform effectively in a real environment. Such a system should provide an experience so authentic that no further real-world training is necessary, meaning that it is sufficient to train in VR. We evaluate the impact of a haptic ther...
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Promotional 360∘ videos are now widely used to promote touristic sites, giving consumers a more immersive glimpse of what they can expect from those places. However, these 360∘ videos often comprise so much information that it overloads the users, not allowing them to benefit from such a rich multimedia experience. To overcome this issue, we propos...
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The majority of virtual reality (VR) applications rely on audiovisual stimuli and do not exploit the addition of other sensory cues that could increase the potential of VR. This systematic review surveys the existing literature on multisensory VR and the impact of haptic, olfactory, and taste cues over audiovisual VR. The goal is to identify the ex...
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Virtual Reality applications have the goal of transporting their users to a given virtual environment (VE). Thus, Presence is a consensual metric for evaluating the VEs' effectiveness. The present study adapts the Presence Questionnaire (PQ) for the Portuguese-speaking population, maintaining the validity of the contents and concepts, to ascertain...
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Background: Suffering in nurses is associated with the delivery of care to patients in suffering and factors related to the working conditions. It is a multidimensional experience that occurs in situations of loss, damage, or threat to human integrity. Objective: To compare the mean scores in the dimensions of suffering (Emotional Pain, Relational...
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Training with Virtual Reality (VR) can bring several benefits, such as the reduction of costs and risks. We present an experimental study that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a Virtual Environment (VE) to train firefighters using an innovative approach based on a Real Environment (RE) exercise. To measure the VE’s effectiveness we used a Pres...
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Consuming 360 audiovisual content using a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) has become a standard feature for Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR). However, most applications rely only on visual and auditory feedback whereas other senses are often disregarded. The main goal of this work was to study the effect of tactile and olfactory stimuli on participants’...
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Virtual Reality (VR) through head-mounted displays (HMDs) can be delivered via multiple setups such as smartphones, standalone VR or VR Workstations. The VR Workstation setup delivers the best performance of them all; however, as a drawback up until recently, it required cables to power up the VR equipment. The introduction of wireless solutions fo...
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Resumo: Introdução O estudo pretende contribuir para a compreensão dos fatores multidimensionais que explicam a dinâmica do bem-estar psicológico na adolescência. Como tal, pretendeu-se analisar os fatores psicológicos, autoestima e ansiedade social, e a sua associação com os níveis de atividade física e o bem-estar psicológico em estudantes do 3º...
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Desde o tempo de Platão que se constata a importância de brincar como forma de fomentar a educação e o desenvolvimento. Porém, as formas de brincar têm vindo a modificar-se ao longo do tempo, sendo que, actualmente, os jogos ao ar livre foram substituídos por brinquedos com características eletrónicas.
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There is a great deal of information about caregivers’ suffering, however, there is a lack of scales in Portugal that evaluate this dimension of human behavior. The purpose of this study was to validate and adapt the Caregiver Grief Scale (CGS), developed by Franziska Meichsner, Denise Schinköthe and Gabriele Wilz (2016) for the German population,...
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Multiple factors can affect presence in virtual environments, such as the number of human senses engaged in a given experience or the extent to which the virtual experience is credible. The purpose of the present work is to study how the inclusion of credible multisensory stimuli affects the sense of presence, namely, through the use of wind, passi...
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The present paper aims to present a synthesis of the knowledge already accumulated on the relation between physical exercise and states of humor. Very few studies on physical activity and physical exercise have examined mood or emotion in the perspective of a contemporary theory of emotions. It has yet to be unequivocally demonstrated that acute ex...
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Virtual Reality (VR) has as a key feature, the users’ interaction with a virtual environment. Depending on the purpose of a given VR application, it can be essential to use multisensory stimulus without biasing users towards specific actions or decisions in the virtual environment (VE). The goal of the present work is to study if the choice of path...
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Virtual Reality is becoming more popular over the years because it allows the user to be the main actor in another environment and interact with it in real time. New interaction methods are being studied, like tangible interfaces, but there is little work done related to small distances when grabbing objects through a virtual environment. This stud...
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Depression is a mental illness with a high prevalence in chronic patients. There is evidence in the literature that physical activity can act as a possible preventative and treatment for depressive symptoms. Our study aimed to investigate the relationship between physical activity and depression in a group of individuals with diabetes and hypertens...
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up to 300 words) Clinical depression has been connected with cortisol changes, high stress and anxiety levels. The neurobiology of depression has not been totally understood yet, but there is support demonstrating that stressful life events and dysregulation on the stress physiology, especially in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis are s...
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This investigation concerns the translation and validation of the ITC - Sense of Presence Inventory (ITC-SOPI) for the Portuguese-speaking population (in Europe), estimating the validity of the content and concepts and the maintenance of an equivalent semantics. It also sought to verify its psychometric properties, namely its factorial validity and...
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The purpose of this investigation is to compare the heart rate frequency and the electrodermal activity during the gameplay of Bullet Sorrow VR Demo and VR Shooter Guns Demo. Data was gathered through self-reported experiences they felt during their participation through self-report questionnaires. Twenty male university students participated in th...
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Consumo de Canábis: craving e a relação com ansiedade, stresse e depressão Resumo. A canábis é a substância ilícita mais consumida em Portugal com um início de consumo muito precoce. O craving é considerado um dos factores fundamentais ligados ao consumo de canábis, associando-se à depressão, a ansiedade e ao stresse. Espera-se que nível de craving...
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This manuscript aims to present students with a guiding document for the preparation of scientific papers. It aims to overcome a serious oversight in higher education, which is to develop capacities for scientific research and its dissemination, without teaching the students how to write a scientific article.
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The purpose of the present study is to determine the reliability and factorial validity of a Portuguese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index - PSQI (Buysse, Reynolds III, Monk, Berman, & Kupfer, 1989). Methods: A random sample of 252 children (113 girls; 139 boys) attending the secondary school, with an average age of 15.27 years (SD = 1.9...
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The present study aims to translate and validate the Temple Presence Inventory (TPI) for the Portuguese context, respecting the maintenance of an equivalent semantics as well as the validity of its contents and concepts. This study also aims to verify the psychometric properties of the instrument (factor validity and internal consistency). The samp...
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As the usage of head-mounted displays (HMD) increases, it is important to establish best usage practices to ensure the appropriate use of Virtual Reality (VR) equipment. Among the factors that can contribute to a better user experience are exposure time, the content type and the gender of the user. This study evaluates the impact of these variables...
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The purpose of this study was to measure the subject's sense of presence while they performed a task (riding a bicycle downhill) in a virtual reality (VR) environment and to compare it by body position (standing vs. sitting) and gender. The sample consisted of 35 subjects (19 male and 16 female) between 17 and 33 years of age. A translated and vali...
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Virtual Reality (VR) has been recently gaining interest from researchers and companies, contributing to the development of the associated technologies that aim to transport its users to a Virtual Environment (VE) by the stimulation of their senses. Technologies such as Head-Mounted Displays (HMD), capable of presenting 360 video in 3D, are becoming...
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The main objective of this study is to understand how the position of the target influences the ocular movement in navigational and informative tasks. The study included 20 university students, 13 females and seven males, aged between 18 and 44, from a university. Participants answered a sociodemographic questionnaire and performed two tasks, one n...
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A revista científica que agora lançamos pretende ser uma plataforma para a promoção do diálogo interdisciplinar e, eventualmente a longo prazo a divulgação da transdisciplinari-dade que o Mundo real de hoje exige. Nos dias que correm, redescobre-se o conceito, as vantagens, mas nem sempre se discutem as desvantagens da interdisciplina-ridade. A int...
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Depression is a psychiatric disorder and major contributor to the burden of disease worldwide. The strength of evidence of the benefits of exercise as a therapeutic intervention for patients with depression has expanded in the last 30 years. In fact, the available evidence indicates exercise can not only help manage depressive symptoms, but also ef...
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This study aimed to compare the dimensions of sexual satisfaction in subjects with and without cancer. Independent variables were: different types of cancer, time elapsed since diagnosis, types of treatment and changes in body image. The dependent variable was level of satisfaction with sexual relations. The sample consisted of 184 participants, of...
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Resumo Pretende-se compreender o perfil dos militares portugueses no que concerne aos níveis de Agressividade, Autoconceito e Perfecionismo, recorrendo a análises comparativas por género e patente militar. A amostra foi constituída por 183 militares, com idades entre os 18 e os 35 anos, 18 do género feminino e 165 do género masculino. As variáveis...
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Resumo O objetivo foi comparar indivíduos em função das seguintes variáveis independentes: cancro e sem cancro, diferentes tipos de cancro, tempo de diagnóstico, diferentes tipos de tratamento e mudanças na imagem corporal tendo por variável dependente o nível da satisfação da relação sexual. A amostra foi constituída por 184 participantes (95 com...
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ao longo da última década, tem es-tado sujeito a alterações profundas e que se têm feito sentir ao nível das convulsões soci-ais, económicas e políticas e que, de uma for-ma clara, afectaram tanto o sistema de educa-ção como o da saúde, desregulando a forma como o mercado de trabalho tal como vinha a funcionar até então. Não é de estranhar que este...
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A randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess the effects of exercise plus pharmacotherapy on monoamine neurotransmitters (dopamine, noradrenaline, adrenaline, serotonin) and cortisol levels. A total of 26 women with clinical depression were randomly assigned to one of the two groups: aerobic exercise plus pharmacotherapy or only pharmacoth...
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This research aims to verify whether physical activity influences the levels of self-esteem and depression in the elderly. The sample is constituted by 215 subjects (61 males and 154 females), practitioners and non-practitioners of physical activity, aged 60 to 100 years. The study variables were evaluated by applying two instruments, the Rosenberg...
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The present study aims (a) to translate and adapt the Igroup Presence Questionnaire (IPQ) to the Portuguese context (semantic equivalence/ conceptual and content validity) and (b) to examine its psychometric properties (reliability and factorial validity). The sample consisted of 478 subjects (285 males and 193 females). The fidelity of the factors...
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Equipment such as head-mounted displays are now available for the average consumer at affordable prices. This promotes the usage of this equipment for content consumption and demonstrations, thus it becomes important to establish the best practices for using this technology, namely guidelines in what concerns the recommended exposure time. Therefor...
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This is the first research that aim to analyze the practice of Sexting in Portugal. The goals of this study included comparing the differences between the Sexting dimensions and independent factors (gender, age, literacy qualifications, profession, residence, marital status, existence of a stable relationship, most used media, place of frequent use...
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Nesta nota de apresentação das contribuições dos pesquisadores que dignificam o 3 0 Encontro Internacional de Pesquisadores (EIP), não poderíamos deixar de começar por manifestar a nossa satisfação com a concretização desta 3 a Edição de um Evento que se consolida com o passar dos anos e com a crescente adesão de instituições parceiras. Assim, ante...
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Correspondence to: Centre of Research, Sports Sciences, Health and Human Development, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Quinta dos Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal. Tel.: +351 961336988.
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INTRODUÇÃO Com este trabalho pretendemos, de alguma forma, contribuir para um conhecimento mais efetivo, sobre as questões subjacentes aos contributos que a psicologia do desporto pode efetivamente dar para a melhoria do rendimento dos atletas, potenciando as suas capacidades físicas. Para o propósito do presente estudo, tomamos em consideração os...
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Technology for virtual reality has evolved at a fast pace and so is its affordability. Equipment such as head-mounted displays are now available for the average consumer at reasonable prices and this potentiates the use of contents such as video 360 in a more natural way. The purpose of this study was to measure the sense of presence and cybersickn...
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This research aims to verify whether physical activity influences the levels of self-esteem and depression in the elderly. The sample is constituted by 215 subjects (61 males and 154 females), practitioners and non-practitioners of physical activity, aged 60 to 100 years. The study variables were evaluated by applying two instruments, the Rosenberg...
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This study sought to factorial validation of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Scale of Happiness for Brazilian adolescents. Participated in 1,864 adolescents aged 12 to 20 years, residents in northern of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The research was approved by the Ethics Committee. A confirmatory factor analysis in order to evaluate the structure...
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Resumo: A presente investigação pretende verificar se a prática de atividade física influencia a autoestima e os níveis de depressão em idosos. Cons-tituíram a amostra 215 indivíduos (61 do sexo masculino e 154 do sexo feminino), praticantes e não praticantes de atividade física, com idades compreendidas entre os 60 e os 100 anos. As variáveis do e...
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O suicídio constitui um grave problema para a saúde pública. Está entre as dez principais causas de morte na população mundial em todas as faixas etárias e ocupa o terceiro lugar em jovens entre 15 e 35 anos. O presente estudo é quasi-experimental, quantitativo e transversal, e tem como principal objetivo comparar os níveis de ideação suicida entre...
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Background: Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is a catabolic enzyme involved in the degradation of bioactive molecules including the neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Higher COMT activity in depressive patients in comparison to non-depressed individuals has been reported. The effect of aerobic exercise on depressive pa...
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This research aims to verify whether physical activity influences the levels of self-esteem and depression in the elderly. The sample is constituted by 215 subjects (61 males and 154 females), practitioners and non-practitioners of physical activity, aged 60 to 100 years. The study variables were evaluated by applying two instruments, the Rosenberg...
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is research aims to verify whether physical activity in uen- ces the levels of self-esteem and depression in the elderly. e sample is constituted by 215 subjects (61 males and 154 females), practitioners and non-practitioners of physical activity, aged 60 to 100 years. e study varia- bles were evaluated by applying two instruments, the Rosenberg Se...
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O presente estudo teve como objetivo principal comparar alunos de Desporto e Psicologia quanto ao Bem-estar Psicológico (BEP) e Autoestima. Um total de 126 indivíduos (42,9% do sexo masculino) das licenciaturas em Psicologia e Desporto (51,6% de Desporto) participaram neste estudo. Os resultados sugerem que a variável Autoestima não se correlaciona...
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Foram avaliadas as seguintes variáveis: autoconfiança, controlo do negativismo, atenção, imagética, motivação, positivismo, e atitude competitiva.Conclui-se que a contemplação da preparação mental no treino das equipas de futebol se poderá constituir como um fator potenciador do rendimento individual e coletivo nesta modalidade.
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This study was conducted in order to determine the relationship between gender, age and physical activity, outside the school context, according to parenting styles and study attitudes and behaviors. The sample consisted of 272 students (101 girls and 171 boys) of a school from northern Portugal, aged between 13 and 21 years old (M = 15.66, SD = 1....
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Actividade física e consumo de substâncias tóxicas em estudantes universitários KEYWORDS: Substâncias tóxicas. Droga. Consumo. Género. Actividade física. RESUMO A população universitária tende a ser vista como estando acima da média no que se refere aos consumos de substâncias tóxicas. Alguma literatura sugere que a prática de activida-de física é...
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Este artigo analisa a Educação Física no processo de tratamento de doenças mentais, identificando as contribuições dessa prática profissional às terapias em saúde mental. Discute-se nesse estudo o papel da Educação Física enquanto atividade terapeutica auxiliar na diminuição da sintomatologia dessas doenças em função da aplicação de atividades físi...
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The present study had the following objectives: i) to examine the inter-scale correlations between the three dimensions of responses (intensity, direction and frequency) of the CSAI-2R and its relationship with competitive experience, and ii) evaluate the effect of competitive experience anxiety (cognitive and somatic) and self-confidence in the to...
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resumo o objectivo deste artigo foi fazer uma revisão da literatura sobre o impacto psicológico que as lesões têm no psiquismo do atleta. Para além deste aspeto foram ainda considera-das as implicações da lesão no sistema familiar e, consequentemente, como a família se pode transformar em elemento stressante. destaca-se a necessidade de se desenvol...